Eastern Michigan University men’s basketball was handed its second loss in three games when it fell 71-51 to the Canisius Golden Griffins on Saturday at Buffalo.
Brandon Bowdry led the Eagles in scoring with 13 and tied for the lead in rebounds (6). Newcomer Darrell Lampley also made it to double-digit scoring with 10 points and had five rebounds.
T. Vazquez-Simmons and Robert Goldsberry led Canisius with 14 points each. Reggie Groves scored 11 off the bench.
Bowdry hit a jumper to put the Eagles up 2-0 in the first half, but that would be the last time EMU would hold a lead. Bowdry got into foul trouble early and didn’t see the floor during the final 13 minutes of the first half.
The Eagles went minutes without scoring at times and were unable to keep the Golden Griffins (2-1) from expanding on their lead. Canisius led by as much as 24 and finished holding EMU to 33.3 percent shooting, hitting 17-of-51 shots.
At 15:31 in the second half Quinton Dailey and Adrian Burton were ejected for leaving the Eagles’ bench during a scuffle that started when Lampley and a Golden Griffin got tied up in front of the Canisius bench.
The Eagles next take on James Madison in Harrisonburg, Va., on Nov. 27 at 7 p.m.